What is Zend Optimizer? How can it impact the general performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread app which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by lots of corporations which develop paid script apps, so in case you obtain such an application for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the shared hosting
plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Given that we support numerous versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, and you will not need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet if you're unsure how to proceed, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is available on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you can use it for all your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server
packages. It will be available all the time even if you change the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual site that you host in your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech assistance will assist.